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  • Paris CET Time  Time Converter

  • Start of the Conference 09.00
  • Exhibition open from 09.00 to 18.00


Orange: Automation to Ensure Business Continuity
Going beyond infrastructures and sharing a vision of the amplified need for global level of management, giving access to powerful monitoring and self-care tools for a high level reactivity, accessible either from our unified portal or personalized to the IT systems.

Franck Morales,  
Vice President Marketing Connectivity Services, Orange Business Services

Within Orange Business Services, Franck is in charge of developing the portfolio of connectivity services to meet Orange Business Services customer needs. Since his appointment in 2013, he has developed an ambitious strategy around Hybrid Networks with Value Added Services, with strong evolution now towards SDWAN, Orchestration and Virtualization technologies.   With more than 30 years within the Orange Group (formerly France Telecom), Franck has extensive experience including 12 years in Mobile Business within Orange France. Franck has spent his all career facing business customers or managing strategic partnerships.   Outside his professional life Franck enjoys cultural activities such as Opera, especially Italian ones, and also loves the theatre. Sport also figures in his freetime, especially cycling, running, and skiing.

BT: Why Focusing on SD-WAN Technology is the wrong Approach
Technology is a factor but the wider infrastructure , security, management, service and cloud options are what are really going to deliver the business benefits an organisation is looking for. Sharing what we have learnt from our global deployments of SD-WAN solutions and independent research into the infrastructure transformation plans of the world’s largest MNCs.

Anne-Gaëlle Santos, Head of Product Management, BT Global Services

Anne-Gaëlle leads the Dynamic Network Service (DyNS) programme for BT at a global level. She has 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, of which 10 years has been spent on networking solutions, including application performance services, for global organisations. In her current role, she is responsible for defining innovative solutions to fulfil the needs of global customers and the new market drivers for global managed network services.   Prior to this, Anne-Gaëlle worked as Channel manager for the French market, developing solutions based on specific market needs but also supporting local sales and bid teams to be successful with French customers within our global operation. Before this, she worked on the wireless market supporting operators business cases for 3G licenses and finding the right business model through application partner engagements.

Network-as-a-Service Implementation Description
Sharing the NaaS implementation approach being taken by a leading APAC service provider wanting to quickly grow their enterprise/B2B business beyond SD-WAN. What were the building blocks, and how did they resolve challenges such as how to support an increased number of customers, how to launch new services much more quickly, and how to deliver services in mere hours or days compared to weeks or months?

Ofer Farkash, Product & Solutions Marketing Manager, Amdocs

Ofer Farkash is responsible for service providers’ enterprise network services & solutions marketing for Amdocs. Ofer has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunication market and held senior product management, marketing and sales engineering positions.   His prior work experience spanned software/hardware solutions for Telcos and enterprises telecommunications networks and BSS.  Most recently Ofer was the Director of Amdocs Convergent Charging product management, and previously at SkyVision, Axerra Networks and RAD data communications, where his roles involved working with service providers such as AT&T, Telefonica, Globe, Vodafone, KPN, Telecom Italia and Enterprises such as Goldman Sachs, NBC, Shell and many others.

The Accelerating Shift toward Internet & SD-WAN
Insights, trends & how to start future-proofing enterprise networks, based on recent research commissioned in partnership with Informa Tech's Omdia, interviewing CIOs and Network Leaders from large MNCs around the world.

Simon Vye, Director Sales Integration, Globalinternet - now part of Expereo

Simon has over 30 years of experience in the telecoms, media and tech sector, with an excellent track record in sales, marketing and general management combining strong leadership, communications and collaboration skills with a sense of pragmatism and fun.  Simon, a Brit with joint British and Dutch nationality has lived in the Netherlands for more than 20 years, is a keen follower of trends in technology and how these drive business change and industrial innovation.

Trustwave Singtel: A SASE Digital Nomad Working Life
Combining a retrospective look back over the past 9 months and exploring how this could play into the hands of Gartner’s two-year-old ‘SASE’ buzzword.
Is this the final nail in the security permitter coffin, point security solutions, & the data centre being the centre of our world, as well as host of the security stack?

Damian Hicklin, EMEA Director, Trustwave, a Singtel company

Damian is the Consulting & Professional Services Director at Trustwave for their Threat Detection & Response Consulting (TDRC) business. Having first worked ‘IT Security’ back in 1999 working with some of the founding vendors, at Trustwave his business is responsible for deploying Gartner Leading Threat Detection & Response and MDR services built on a world class technology alliances.   Damian’s TDRC business has been instrumental in developing MDR, SOAR and SASE services with a Cloud first approach over the past 18 months. Like many others this year, he is based at home along with many other Digital Nomads

Coffee/Networking Break

Case Study: Flexible IoT Services Enabled by Secure SD-WAN
Outlining a solutiond its benefits as it was recently deployed by a European operator. How to deliver granular and flexible IoT services for enterprise customers generally constrained by 4G and 5G mobile core limitations, even with enhanced IoT connectivity management platforms.

Jonas Björklund, CTO, Aptilo Networks

Ronen Shpirer, Director, CSP Solutions Marketing, Fortinet

Ronen Shpirer is leading Fortinet’s Solutions Marketing for the Mobile Networks Operators (MNOs) segment, with emphasis on security’s role and solutions for 5G infrastructure and services. Ronen has over 25 years of international pre-sales and marketing experience in networking and security in the carrier, service provider and enterprise markets.   Prior to joining Fortinet, Ronen worked for a number of leading networking and VAS companies including Motorola, Cisco Systems and Bay Networks.   Ronen holds a degree in Business Administration and Sociology.   Mr. Shpirer is based at Fortinet’s EMEA headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.

Bell Labs: Communication Service Provider SD-WAN Strategies
Communication Service Providers (CSPs) deploying SD-WAN solutions are confronted with changing enterprise requirements together with technology evolution. Presenting the findings of a global survey of leading CSPs. The survey was conducted in the first half of 2020 by Bell Labs consulting.

Ashish Kumar, Principal Consultant, Bell Labs Consulting

Ashish Kumar is Principal Consultant, Economics and Operations with Bell Labs Consulting (a unit of Nokia Group). He is based in Singapore. He has recently worked as a technology economics expert in consulting projects for clients in South Africa and Saudi Arabia, and as an Engagement Lead for strategic projects for an infocomm regulator and an electric utility in South East Asia. He has delivered projects to clients in more than a dozen countries. He has worked with Bell Labs Consulting since 2016 and with Nokia group since 1999.   He has a Ph.D. in management from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, master’s degree in industrial engineering from National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India and bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from IIT Roorkee. He has co-authored a book on world class manufacturing and several papers in peer-reviewed journals.

SDNbucks: Collapsing uCPE, SD-WAN and Firewall services into SASE
Consuming resources at the edge nodes is the new way of networking, by feeding intelligence from the cloud to the edge. Fully loaded “Edge Nodes” as we call them, act like app’s on your cell phone and you consume what you need and keep the so called “Lock-in” out of your nodes, no matter if its on-prem or any cloud location.

Niek Van Der Ven, Founder, Sdnbucks
Telia: Discussing the Advent of SASE
Covering the latest trends in the enterprises’ requirements for an SD-WAN service. Security requirements are evolving rapidly with SASE paradigm, which is pulling more and more of the security implementation to (edge) cloud. The use of local VNFs inside CPE devices at customer branches saw some commercial interest around 2019, but has since been slowing down significantly at the advent of SASE.

Janne Mikola, Product Manager, Telia Company

Janne Mikola is the Product Manager of Telia SD-WAN service at Telia Company. He has been responsible for the service’s technical aspects since, and even before, its inception in 2017.   Mikola is a Master of Science in Computer Science from Tampere University (of Technology) and he originally wrote his M.Sc. thesis on Software-Defined Networks when SDN was in its early days. Mikola sees virtualization, automation and Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) as today’s most important principles in modern networking services. For the immediate future Mikola is looking forward to push Telia’s networks into the direction of Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics and possibly even true AI.   Mikola is an active participant in international and inter-organizational talks which define the future direction of SDN and NFV. Lately, Mikola has made appearances as a Guest Lecturer in academia.

Tata Communications: SASE, Security and Networking Convergence
Highlighting the need for a solution to have a natively secured overlay construct, and a comprehensive support for various user profiles and workflows.
Cloud & Internet breakout key requirements.
Securing SaaS & IaaS applications.

Fouaz Bouguerra, Sr. Manager, Solutions Engineering & Product Incubation, Tata Communications

Fouaz Bouguerra is Senior Manager within Tata Communications, responsible for the management and execution of the product incubation strategy and solutions engineering for IZO SD-WAN and SD-Security product portfolio.   Fouaz has an extensive experience working with global service providers and systems Integrators, delivering solutions for both global enterprises and service providers.   Prior to joining Tata Communications, Fouaz worked for Interdata (a leading Systems integrator in France), where he was instrumental in building and managing their SD-WAN and SD-Security product offering. Before that, He had held various roles within OBS, where he started in their global IP backbone engineering team and then moved to senior pre-sales roles managing support for their large enterprise segments on Networks and Security portfolio.  Fouaz spent last few years working on Next-Generation technologies such as SD-WAN, SD-Security, NFV, SDN, APM, Cloud connectivity and Secured Enterprise Mobility.

Managed SD-WAN Services
The design, implementation and a managed SD-WAN service involves technology, operations and commercial aspects. Hear the “behind the scene” considerations and observations behind the service and its implementation. Securing SaaS & IaaS applications.

Ronen Shpirer, Director, CSP Solutions Marketing, Fortinet

Ronen Shpirer is leading Fortinet’s Solutions Marketing for the Mobile Networks Operators (MNOs) segment, with emphasis on security’s role and solutions for 5G infrastructure and services. Ronen has over 25 years of international pre-sales and marketing experience in networking and security in the carrier, service provider and enterprise markets.   Prior to joining Fortinet, Ronen worked for a number of leading networking and VAS companies including Motorola, Cisco Systems and Bay Networks.   Ronen holds a degree in Business Administration and Sociology.   Mr. Shpirer is based at Fortinet’s EMEA headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.

Laurent Perrin, Director Application-Driven Networks, Orange Business Services

Laurent is Director of Product Management in the connectivity business unit of Orange Business Services. He leads a team of senior product managers covering multinational and French companies worldwide.   His mission is to support Orange customers in the transformation of their network to adapt to new cloud, Internet and security requirements, leveraging SD-WAN, SDN and NFV technologies to optimize the end user experience. Key focus areas are SD-WAN, WAN optimization, application performance management, LAN, WLAN and Cyberdefense.   Laurent has been a speaker in various Industry events such as Gartner Symposium, WAN Summit, Cisco Live, TM Forum and Light Reading SD WAN Symposium.  He brings his 20 years’ experience in the B2B telecommunication market, with a strong marketing focus in areas of innovation (Internet, M2M, hybrid networks, SD-WAN).

Christophe Voilque, Director EMEA MSSP, Fortinet
SD-WAN Uses Cases and Wins

Francois van Deventer, Sr. Network Sales Specialist, Citrix

Francois van Deventer is a strong customer advocate who is driven to deliver world-class customer experience by working at multiple Global software companies. Francois has gained global customer experience in many areas such as Networking, Software & Security where he also keeps industry certification in each of these fields.  He is an experienced Solutions Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology industry. Skilled in multiple Information Technology areas, such us Sales, Channel, Service Management, Data Center, Networking and Enterprise Architectures.

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